The Niseko Wow Pro-Am 2020 is proud to welcome the following Pro Players!
Please note, pros available for the tournament are subject to confirmation and may change.
Joshua Carmichel is a former tour professional golfer from New Zealand who played on the Australasian Golf Tour. Winner of the 2008 Tahiti Open, 2009 PNG Open and 2011 Port Taranaki Open, Josh is now resident pro golf instructor at Niseko WOW.
Dinesh Chand is a Fijian professional golfer on the Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour. Since turning pro in 1992, Dinesh has recorded 5 professional victories across 3 different decades.
Kodai plays on the Japan Golf Tour and currently has 3 professional wins to his name since turning pro in 2001, 2 of which were Japanese golf majors, Japan Golf Tour Championship and holding off Brooks Koepka in the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, both coming in 2018, his most successful year to date.
Richard Tate is a Japanese-Australian professional golfer. Tate plays mainly on the Japan Golf Tour circuit. He has placed 2nd and 3rd in a number of high-ranking competitions.
Kinoshita SAN is a young star on the Japan Golf Tour who turned pro in 2013 and has already this year qualified for his first major, The Open Championship by finishing in one of the top 4 positions not already exempt in the 2020 season opening Singapore Open which was a part of the Open Qualifying Series events. He also finished 34th on the 2019 JGTO Order of Merit with consistent finishes including 5 top 10’s in 22 events.
Kataoka SAN is a 3 time champion on the Japan Golf Tour and one of the many stars of the tour. With a spectacular, dynamic game and tireless work ethic Kataoka SAN has been a force on the JGTO since turning pro in 2007.
Lee SAN is a past champion on the JGTO Golf Tour and heralds a career spanning across two decades.
Leplayed college golf at the University of California, Berkeley and won the Canadian Amateur in 1999 and 2000.
Han went on to turn professional in 2000, playing on the Nationwide Tour from 2002 to 2004 before going on to play the Asian Tour in 2007 and 2008. He has played on the Japan Golf Tour since 2008 recording one victory, the 2012 Mynavi ABC Championship and has also twice tied for second, at the 2009 Canon Open and the 2009 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters.
Otsuki SAN is a talented Ping sponsored player. Otsuki SAN stormed to prominence winning the Challenge Tour order of Merit in 2017 elevating him to the full status on the JGTO. He celebrated his 1st win on tour in 2019 by winning the Kansai Open with rounds of 73,65,66,65 and winning a playoff.